Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

Tormek Unveils T-8 Sharpening System

Tormek T-8

Revolutionary fully cast housing, updated design and upgraded details, the Tormek T-8 offers the best conditions possible for successful sharpening with top results
TROY, Mich.  May 10, 2016 – Tormek of Sweden, the company setting the standard in innovative sharpening systems since 1973, announced the launch of the highly anticipated next generation T-8 Sharpening System. The newly designed T-8, ideal for sharpening hand tools, knives, scissors, woodturning and woodcarving tools, was developed to take precision and stability to a new level. It also comes with the new and improved SE-77 Square Edge Jig, which is optimal for creating a cambered shape on plane irons. 
“Tormek has worked hard on its next generation sharpening system to develop a product that gives an enhanced sharpening experience and control over the final result,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Tormek’s North American exclusive distributor, Affinity Tool Works. “With an updated design and all the upgraded details, the T-8 makes sharpening easy and efficient.”
Product Features & Improvements:
  • The Universal Support is the heart of the Tormek system. On the new T-8 model, Tormek has integrated the previous mounted sleeves for the Universal Support into the fully cast housing, guaranteeing minimal play for the Universal Support, an innovation which improves the control of the sharpening and increases the accuracy of the final results.
  • Tormek’s innovative and characteristic drive system maintains a constant speed, even under full load, which is unique to all Tormek’s machine models.
  • The Advanced Water Trough has been further improved with a screw lift for an easier fitting and a magnetic scraper for efficient cleaning.
  • With the Tormek Original Grindstone, the user can sharpen all qualities of steel, including High Speed Steel (HSS).  
  • The SE-77 upgraded jig for square edge tools now has a movable side that allows for a fine adjustment to the setting, which ensures a 90 degree corner or the possibility to create a cambered shape.
Included with the Tormek T-8:   SE-77 Square Edge Jig, TT-50 Truing Tool, SP-650 Stone Grader, WM-200 AngleMaster, PA-70 Honing Compound, Tormek Handbook and DVD. 
The Tormek T-8 has a $699.99 MSRP and will be available in select woodworking locations and online retailers in mid June 2016.
About Tormek
Since 1973, problem solving through innovation has been the driving force for Tormek. Tormek is recognized for its unique sharpening system, holding over 13 patents and offering the widest product range on the market including sharpening jigs and accessories specifically designed to achieve the optimal sharpness on all kinds of edge tools. Based in Sweden, Tormek exports to over 30 countries worldwide. The Tormek sharpening system is used widely by cabinet makers, carpenters, woodcarvers and woodturners, as well as in restaurants, industrial kitchens, professional sharpening businesses and households. 
About Affinity Tool Works, LLC:
Affinity Tool Works, LLC is a provider of professional tools serving a variety of markets including building and remodeling, do-it-yourself, industrial and woodworking. Designed to increase productivity, simplify complex tasks and help produce consistent results, the product brands under the Affinity umbrella include BORA, Portamate, HTC Products, and exclusive brands distributed include: FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016